Use this form to:
- Request approval for off-campus practica or internships, which involve being physically in the practicum setting.
This does not apply to placements where a student will engage in all activities remotely. If a program has been given program-wide approval, individual students within the program do not need to complete this form. Individual students should check with their program program directors/graduate chair to find our whether the program has received approval.
To the extent possible in the placement, ensure you follow guidelines from the Region of Waterloo Public Health and Waterloo's Safety Office, including for physical distancing. Finally, please familiarize yourself with the protocols as outlined in the Waterloo’s COVID-19 information website. This contains important information and is updated regularly.
The criteria for approval to participate in off-campus practica include: the importance of the placement for a student’s academic/professional training, a justification for why activities cannot be conducted remotely, and a clear outline of the precautions in place within the practicum/internship setting. Students will be informed of the outcome once approval is received.
Note that only placements with suitable safety precautions will be considered.
For more information, visit the Practica and Internships web page.